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KAMPALA: HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the president of Republic of Uganda has this afternoon pardoned 79 prisoners from different correctional facilities across the country. The powers to pardon the prisoners is given to him by the Constitution under Article 121(1) (a) of the Republic of Uganda.

‘’In exercise of the power vest in me under Article 121(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and on the advice of the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy, I hereby grant pardon to these persons,” Museveni said in a January,3 , 2022 letter to the Commissioner General of Prisons.

The group includes one Venezuelan national and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces {UPDF} officer, Priv. James Awany who has been incarcerated at Luzira Upper Prison. According to the letter, the 79 have been pardoned on medical and humanitarian grounds.

In 2020, President Museveni pardoned 833 prisoners countrywide through the Prerogative of Mercy as a measure against the spread of COVID-19 by decongesting the prison facilities.

Below is the of list prisoners who have been pardoned 

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